Linwood Simon : Everything About Gloria Gaynor's Ex-Husband

Linwood Simon, whose full name is Linwood Maxwell Simon, is the ex-husband of Gloria Gaynor. He is also best known for being the manager of American pop singer Gloria Gaynor.

He was formerly a policeman but later switched professions to become Gloria’s manager. Together they worked and attained great successes together.

Linwood Simon Age, Personal Data, Wikipedia

After thorough research, no information can be found on the early life of Linwood Maxwell Simon. Not his childhood days, his birthday, his parents etc.

Gloria Gaynor was and brought up by her parents, Daniel Fowles and Queenie Mae Proctor and by grandmother who lived nearby her parent’s house. During her childhood, Gloria always listened to music, “there was always music in our house’ she stated in her autobiography. She also stated that some of the people who influenced her the most were Nat King Cole and Sarah Vaughan. She loved to listen to their records.

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Linwood’s ex-wife, Gloria had five brothers and one sister. Due to the fact that she grew up surrounded by a lot of boys. Gloria grew up a tomboy.

Gloria had a musical family, her father, Daniel Fowles was, a musician who played guitar and ukulele and sang in local nightclubs with the group “Step ‘n’ Fetchit, and her brothers formed a gospel quartet with a friend.

Linwood Simon Ex-Wife

According to records, Gloria Gaynor is very quiet when it comes to sharing information on her personal life.
Born on 7th September 1949 in Newark, New Jersey, USA, Gloria Gaynor is a famous singer, whose actual name is Gloria Fowles. She is best known for her disco hit singles “I Will Survive”, “Never Can Say Goodbye”, “Let Me Know (I Have a Right)” and “I Am What I Am”, which all entered the Hot 100 list during the 1970s and the early ‘80s.

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In October 1979, Gloria married her manager, Linwood Simon. In her personal religious life,
Gloria Gaynor has been a born-again Christian since 1982. In 1982, she decided to put an
end to her life of drug abuse and alcoholism. She then started to include gospel music into
her music career.

According to sources, Gloria Gaynor’s overall net worth is estimated to be about $20 million,
which continues to grow since she is still very much active in the industry of entertainment.
Her wealth was accumulated through a fruitful and ongoing music career which started in
the mid ‘60s.

The marriage and divorce of Linwood Simon and Gloria Gaynor

After 26 years of marriage, from 1979 to 2005, with no children, Gloria Gaynor got a divorce from Linwood Simon.

The divorce case dragged in court, the SUPERIOR COURT OF NEW JERSEY, APPELLATE DIVISION, DOCKET NO. A-1946-05T21946-05T2, for a log time. According to Gloria, she has always wanted children but her ex-husband, Linwood, did not want any so she did not have any.

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Gloria filed a complaint for divorce on June 24, 2004 and after a lot of back and forth due to the fact that Linwood did not want to comply and corporate with the court, they were finally divorced and thus was the verdict:

“The amended judgment of divorce stated, among other things, that: plaintiff who was Gloria, shall retain the former marital residence and defendant shall retain the “Big Fish Farm” in Brazil, including the partnership, land, equipment and profits; plaintiff shall have exclusive rights to her stage name, Gloria Gaynor; plaintiff shall retain all royalties for pre- marital work, including the songs “I Will Survive,” “Never Can Say Good-bye,” and “I Am What I Am;” and defendant, Linwood Simon, shall pay attorney’s fees on plaintiff’s behalf in an amount to be determined by the court.

On January 31, 2006, the judge entered an order awarding plaintiff $17,655 in counsel fees. The order states that the fees were incurred “as a result of the delays caused by [defendant’s] failure to comply with court orders and discovery.” This appeal followed.

Currently, there is no information on Linwood Simon’s private life, as to whether he has remarried or is still single, one can not tell, and the same goes for Gloria.

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